Rhomboda atrorubens (Schltr.) Ormerod 1995 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Dark Red Rhomboda

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to an erect, basal half leafy, terete, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, dark purple brown above, cherry red beneath, obliquely ovate-lanceolate, acute with a minute apicule, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, laxly 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate, ciliate margin, half as long as the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the sepals are brown red, the petals and lip are a translucent salmon color and the lip has a white apical lamina.

Synonyms Rhomboda novae-hiberniae (Schltr.) Ormerod 1995; *Zeuxine atrorubens Schltr. 1911; Zeuxine leucotaenia Schltr. 1922; Zeuxine novae-hiberniae Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Zeuxine atrorubens Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Zeuxine torricellensis drawing good;